Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of Johnson & Johnson, conducted a survey of parents, coaches and young athletes to explore how the culture of sports may be keeping kids out of the game.
So far this year, at least five children have died from heatstroke while unattended in vehicles, including one child in the Fort Worth area. Texas is one of several states with a high number of heatstroke fatalities – at least 92 Texas children have lost their lives to vehicular heatstroke since 1998.
Safe Kids Worldwide President and CEO Kate Carr released a statement today applauding U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman on their leadership in sending Congress a comprehensive proposal for the next transportation bill.